Station 46
News Headlines

Wed. Oct 8th 2014
Overwhelming Support for Pumper and Pistons Show

Within the last two years, the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Co. has sought a greater community presence by hosting special even...

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Mon. Jul 7th 2014
FIRE BREAKS OUT IN SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. -breaks-out-in-ship-botto m-nj/165140/Monday, July 07, 2014SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (WPVI) --Long Beach To...

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Wed. Jun 25th 2014
Party Hearty at Ship Bottom Fire Company ‘Summer Sizzle’

The area around the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Co. will be one huge party when it holds Summer Sizzle Saturday, July 5, ...

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2014 Calls

(Calls include Mutual Aid Requests)

Coverage Assignment5
Appliance Fire1
Grill Fire5
Trash Can/Dumpster Fire2
Pole Fire6
Water Rescue16
Chimney Fire0
Unattended Cooking3
Vehicle Fire4
Elevator Rescue2
Down Wires/Arcing Wires8
Gas Leak22
Fire Alarm Activation105
CO Alarm Activation20
Electrical Fire4
Electrical Hazard0
Structure Fire8
Brush Fire4
Odor Investigation16
Landing Zone10
Motor Vehicle Accident6
OTHER - Smoke/Fire Investigation2
Water Leak/Hazard5
Assist the Police/ First Aid7
Bomb Threat0
Lightning Strike1






Second Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy 

October 29, 2014

On this second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy we recognize Truck #4609 for getting us through the worst of Sandy. This truck is on loan from the New Jersey State Forest Fire Service and still serves in our fleet for high water rescues and related calls.

This will always be a very upsetting photo for our members as our firehouse took in several feet of water during Hurricane Sandy, but, it is a great reminder of the support that we received from so many organizations and supporters since then that helped to make us stronger and better than before! Thank you!


2014 Pumpers and Pistons Automobile and Fire Apparatus Show

September 27, 2014





Chef Robert Irvine Visit

August 3, 2014

We had a great friend and honorary member stop by our station after a fire alarm activation call; Chef Robert Irvine. Great to see him again! He was excited to see that our lounge that he remodeled on the show Restaurant: Impossible was just how he left it.


Law Office Structure Fire

July 7, 2014


We responded to a multi-alarm 

commercial wood frame structure fire 

on 22nd St. and Long Beach Boulevard 

in Ship Bottom on July 7, 2014. 

Engine 4611, Engine 4631, Ladder truck 4605, 

Command vehicle 4607, and Utility truck 4627 all

responded from our station. The fire destroyed

the Shackleton and Hazeltine Law Office. The fire

was investigated by the 

Ocean County Fire Marshall's Office.  

(All photos contributed by Jeremy Traut)



ENGINE #4611

May 10, 2014

Our new Rosenbauer Engine


Body: EXT Tank Cap: 750 

Pump Model: Q-MAX 

Pump Mfr: Hale 

Pump Cap: 1,750 

Foam Cell: N/A 

Engine: Cummins 

Engine Model: ISL HP: 330 

Transmission: Allison EVS 3000 

Warning Lights: Whelen LED 

Generator: Rosenbauer Green Star 

Chassis: RBM Commander

 Pump Mount: Side 

Axles: Single


Many are wondering what we are planning to do with the "retired" engine #4621, which engine #4611 just replaced in our fleet...Since Hurricane Sandy struck and damaged our station, equipment, and trucks we have been fortunate enough to have received so many donations. Not only did we receive monetary donations, but we were lucky enough to be the recipients of a donation of an engine (#4631) from the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund. It is now time for us to pay it forward to someone in need. We will be donating our Engine #4621 to a fire company who is in dire need of a fire engine in Garland, Alabama. This fire company currently does not have an operable fire truck or medical response car, their turnout gear and various hand tools were ruined from poor storage conditions, and their previous leadership caused the company to lose funds and members. This fire company has limited to no extra funds to replace any equipment and trucks. Recently, the leadership in the fire company has changed and the community is rallying to save the fire company. We could not be more proud and excited to be able to pay it forward to this company by giving them Engine #4621 through the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund. Member's from the Garland, Alabama Fire Department will be at our station this Tuesday to accept our donation and to drive it down to Alabama. Jetty, a local surfing company, has agreed to donate some funds to go towards their fuel costs to drive the truck down to Alabama. Rick McDonough, owner of Typestries Sign & Digital and a firefighter at our Station, put new graphics seen in the photos on the truck. Surf City Volunteer Fire Company has donated some equipment to go on the truck and we will be supplying some tools and equipment as well. Our Deputy Chief/Chief Engineer Rick Traut has put so much time into making sure the truck is in good working condition for them by replacing things such as batteries and by organizing this with the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund. Thank you to our members who have assisted Deputy Chief Traut as well. We will be sure to post pictures when the firefighters from Alabama come to our station.



Hall Rental

Planning a party or event in the near future?? 

Our hall is newly renovated with 

new tables and a new kitchen! 

Check out our "Hall Rental" page on the side menu!

Contact: for

 availability and more information! 

Or to set up a time to check it out!






Recent Calls

Sat. Nov 8th 2014
Fire Alarm Activation (Ship Bottom)

Engine #4611 and Engine #4941 (Surf City) responded and both crews investigated the commercial building. Bad alarm heads were...

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Thu. Nov 6th 2014
Fire Alarm Activation (Ship Bottom)

Ladder #4605 and Engine #4901 (Surf City) responded to a bus garage with an alarm activation. Mechanic on scene stated he was...

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Sun. Nov 2nd 2014
Fire Alarm Activation (Ship Bottom)

Ladder #4605 responded with the Surf City Fire Company and crews did a walk through of the building with thermal imaging came...

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Upcoming Events

7:30pm - 9:00pm
Every 2nd Wednesday
Business Meeting

4:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed. Dec 3rd 2014
X-mas Tree Sales Begin

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat. Dec 6th 2014
Ship Bottom Christmas Parade

2014 Call Volume
  Fire Calls
Jan 25
Feb 12
Mar 13
Apr 22
May 29
Jun 37
Jul 50
Aug 34
Sep 22
Oct 12
Nov 6
Total 262

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Contact Information

The Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company #1
2006 Central Avenue
Ship Bottom, NJ  08008



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